Saturday, November 08, 2008


When I was out before it wasn't raining but the sky was gloomy & everybody put his headlights on. I got gas over in Pittston in the gas station right next door to the church. It was really weird seeing how inexpensive it was. Obama's first press conference as president_elect yesterday went quite well. Unfortunately, while referring to his predecessors, he made a crack about Nancy Reagan's seances. Uncle Frankie came over yesterday. Surprisingly, he & my father didn't end up going to a game. Much of the conversation was about food. Yesterday I ate ham & eggs for supper. That's the kind of thing that's always struck me as more the kind of thing that somebody should have for breakfast. I opened a bag of pistachios yesterday & ate some of them too. There are still more left. Not having eaten them in quite a while. They're the one with the white shells though they come in red too. My cousin Karen's birthday is on November 14, so I made quite sure I got her a card & sent it out this morning.

Friday, November 07, 2008


It's time once again for yet another Friday dance. My father took Uncle Frankie this morning to the V.A. for a doctor's appointment. Thanksgiving is coming up pretty soon. It's not much of a shopping day except for food. After that, though, is the part I've always dreaded beyond belief. Starting on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the traffic will be an absolute nightmare until after Christmas. I was very happy to find out that California, Florida, & Arizona have banned homosexual marriage. Oddly, we've recently elected a president who, to my chagrin, would be quite happy to go in exactly the opposite direction. Yesterday's big news bombshell was that former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin couldn't do as well on a geography test as the average fourth grade kid, & that she's never heard of NAFTA. I'm still playing the guitar, of course, so I should be pretty good at it by the time anybody shows up who's willing to listen.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


The weather lately has been unseasonably warm. It was raining but not since early this morning. Let's just hope it keeps going like this all through the rest of autumn & winter. Uncle Frankie showed up for a while yesterday. I just noticed, this morning that Pop_Tarts, always quite a major & total favorite of mine, now come with knock.knock jokes on them. Now that the election's over, we can count on most people's undivided attention being given to our new president_elect. According to Joan Baez in a recent interview, she hasn't "...heard an orator like that since (M.L.) King." Unfortunately, I've never been much of a political junkie, so I really have to force myself to pay extra attention to things like this. Mary Anne called last night. Nothing much appears to be going on lately among the New Yorkers. Gas prices around here continue to go steadily downward so I'm taking advantage while it's still so inexpensive. My guitar playing continues.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


We soon shall have our first black president & our first vice_president from Delaware. If McCain could have won, we should have had our first woman vice_president, the first from Alaska. The good news is that McCain would have been an economic nightmare & would have kept us in the war. There's now hope that Obama supposedly will get things straightened out. The obscenely bad news is that he represents, as I said yesterday, all the worst things about liberalism. Here's some other presidential trivia: No U.S. president was born in the 1930's. McCain would have been the first. Uncle Frankie came over for a while yesterday. He has an odd habit of wearing his coat & hat inside the house. Even I never get that cold. As usual, he showed up with candy. Lately I've been watching old shows again. Yesterday I watched "Cheers" & on Monday night I saw a couple of episodes of "ALF". Gas prices, so far, have been steadily decreasing. I just hope it all lasts for a while now that the election's over.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Here is what we have in store for us under President Barack Obama: He is in favor of partial birth abortion, in which an infant is murdered after he has already been partially delivered. He refuses to appoint judges who can be counted on to follow in the distinguished & illustrious footsteps of the immortal Alito, Roberts & Thomas. He will wipe out the Defense of Marriage Act. He opposes all infant Born.Alive protection legislation. If an infant is born alive because of a botched abortion, Obama wants him to be deprived of all medical care & compassion. He will force taxpayers to pay for abortion. He is opposed to school choice & competition. He wants sex education for children from grades K_6. This man is utterly disqualified from consideration as a prospective United States president.

Monday, November 03, 2008


Happy birthday to Steve, who's one of my California friends. It's a very cold morning so far. It was raining when I first left today. My mother, Fran & Dolores all enjoyed their big trip to QVC on Saturday. Aunt Lauren & Uncle Jim brought Benjamin over in his Halloween costume yesterday. He was dressed as a monster. He spent a little while trying to play my guitar. As always he still wants to be both a policeman & fireman when he grows up. Tomorrow's the big day. Each of us shall have to get over to the polls & cast his vote for the presidency. Last night I showed up at the Holy Name Society meeting. Jerry made cheese steaks. I ate mine with relish. I even drank some wine & beer too. Fr. Walsh was there & the political side of things got utterly out of control with entirely too intense a shouting match. These weekend saw the end of an unusually long daylight savings time. I can't stand it when it gets dark so early at night, technically still afternoon. Yesterday on Channel three there was an ice skating tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. I enjoyed it but it was entirely too long.